Rumiko Otsuka

She was born in Tokyo in 1976, and attended the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem Dans academie in The Netherlands until 2001. From 2001 to 2005 she collaborated with the Swedish dancecompany Norrdans, dancing creations by several guest choreographers, among them Rui Horta, Uri Ivgi, Ted Stoffer, Jeanne Yasko, Hanna Gillgren, Stephen Petronio, Roberto Zappalà, Itzik Galili. From 2005 to 2008 she moved at the Skanes Dansteater in Sweden where she collaborated with choreographers Virpi Pahkinen, Marie Brolin-Tani, Didy Veldman, Orjan Andersson, Per Jonsson, Angelin Preljocaj.
In the last years she participated as a guest dancer to several productions, among them Pontus Lidberg by Skanes Dansteater with Jorma Uotinen and Recoil performance group, choreographer Tina Tarpgaard. She starts her collaboration with the compagnia zappalà danza in October 2010 for the production Odisseo.